'''John Fitzgerald''' "'''Jack'''" '''Kennedy''' (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials '''JFK''', was an American politician who served as the List of Presidents of the United States|35th President of the United States
from January 1961 until Assassination of John F. Kennedy|his assassination
in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis
, The Bay of Pigs Invasion
, the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty|Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
, the establishment of the Peace Corps
, developments in the Space Race
, the building of the Berlin Wall
, the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)|Civil Rights Movement
, the "New Frontier" domestic program, abolishment of the federal death penalty in the District of Columbia, and increased U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War
all took place during his presidency.
Kennedy's time in office is also marked by high tensions with Communist...